- Associated Press - Sunday, July 13, 2014

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Jasmine Murray has been crowned Miss Mississippi.

Murray won the title Saturday night during the Miss Mississippi Pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The Clarion-Ledger reports (https://on.thec-l.com/1zxBMPh) that the 22-year-old Columbus native who competed as Miss Riverland also won a $10,000 scholarship. Murray had competed in the pageant three consecutive years, and was first runner-up in 2012.

Murray is a Broadcast Communication major at Mississippi State University. She will compete in the Miss America Pageant on Sept. 14 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


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Murray says she is “thankful” for the opportunity and considers it an “honor” to represent the state.

Miss Mississippi State University Laura Lee Lewis was first runner-up.



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